Monday, September 05, 2011
As promised in my status message today, I went to the YMCA and not only checked out, but participated in, the Zumbathon. For two hours, with only a few second's break here and there, we Zumba'ed. We had 150 dancers/exercisers in the gym along with 6 Zumba instructors. One instructor was on the stage and the others either followed along up front or circulated among the group offering encouragement and tips for form improvement. They provided water, towels, and bananas. The music was loud and invigorating. The ages of the participants varied from 4 to 80+. There was an area for kids to color and play when they got tired. Three quarters of the adults lasted all 2 hours.
It raised money for the Livestrong program affiliated with Lance Armstrong's foundation. Our Y provides a 12 week individualized exercise program for cancer survivors. It was a great morning and definitely a good cause!